Friday, July 25, 2014

Creed - Trisha Leaver + Lindsay Currie

Creed - Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie
Release Date: Nov 8th 2014
Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were.

When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house.

But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as it seems. When the town's inhabitants suddenly appear the next morning, Dee, Luke, and Mike find themselves at the mercy of the charismatic leader, Elijah Hawkins, who plans to make Dee his new wife. Elijah's son, Joseph, offers to help them escape . . . but the price of his help may be more than Dee and her friends can bear.
I was browsing through Netgalley one day and saw this. It looked really good so I requested it. It took me a couple of days and half the book to get engrossed in it but one I did, it was good. It was creepy and disturbing. Its set in this weird M Night Shyamalan type setting right out of the village. These three kids run out of gas and head into this town. Weird alarms are going off and no one seems to be around. Dee, her boyfriend Luke and his brother Mike spend the night in this deserted house waiting for the next morning so they can be on their way.
 Dee is a ward of the state and has a past. She was taken away from an abusive father who tried to sexually abuse her, spent some time in a group home and finally seemed to have her life on track. She lived with the Hoopers, an elderly couple who seemed to care for her greatly. Luke, her boyfriend, who knew of her past and seemed to be her rock. Mike his kind of a trouble maker brother, who really wanted to buy kegs and throw a party instead of go on that trip in the first place.
This book made me so mad in so many ways. The town was in essence, a cult. This weird town of people who would do any and everything their group leader Elijah said. It was even said that if he told everyone to drink battery acid, they probably would. He was creepy and weird. Jacob, the son who wanted to escape and save his sister, just drove me crazy. Jacob wanted to leave so badly that he was to blame for all the misfortunes that happened to Dee, luke and Mike. Jacob, who one day would have been leader could have saved that town. He could have stuck around and as leader, changed the way things were but instead he decided to run.
 This book was creepy and sad and in ways horrible. I kept wanting them to escape that horrible place and kept waiting for a happy ending that did not come. I wanted everything to be okay and it wasn’t’ I think that alone made me not like this book as much as I could have.  I wish there was more closure. It only mentioned what happened to a few character not all. It was like one of those scary movies that you know could have a sequel just because of the ending. Maybe another group of unsuspecting kids will stumble across this town and things might end a little happier.
All in all, I give this a 3 1/2 stars. I think if there was a sequel, I would read it just to see if things end differently and just to see some of the characters again.
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